Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

September 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Goats in heat?

Is there any way you be SURE that your doe is in heat? My girls tend to tease the boys all the time by waggling their tails at them and rubbing up against the fences (one even sticks out her tongue at them!).



I've always had the luxury (with my angoras before and my nigies now) to have the space to just separate out the doe(s) and buck I wanted them bred to and just leave them together in the pen for about a month. This year I'm using a friends buck to add new bloodlines to my herd… Continue

Added by Genny on September 22, 2010 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

How old to start breeding? & Ideas to tame the little buggers

Hi Folks! I love reading your posts and appreciate the advice so far on my journey to responsible goat ownership. I have 2 little sweeties, 5 month old does. I would like to breed these two when they are mature enough. They are registered.
At what age do you start breeding? and what else do I need to know? I'll be researching the subject but first hand advice is always better.
Also, They came to me VERY skittish, never being handled. I have spent the past 3 months, hand feeding…
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Added by Amy Sousa on September 15, 2010 at 1:16pm — 4 Comments

Goat Chow shelf life

How long does Goat Chow stay good for? Depending on the code of course, but I have some that I haven't used since last November and wondering if I should toss it or use it?

Added by Lori Kelsey on September 15, 2010 at 12:28pm — 3 Comments

DOE UPDATE...and to whether or not to whether?

Both does have come into heat and been bread. Now we are waiting to see if they come back into heat in 5-7 days. If so they will breed again. Looks like we will be having kids at the end of January!



I just finished 7 days in a row at work. I feel like it just whirled by. Sam is getting friendlier.. which is good. I could be wrong but it seems like he waits to get petted after Stanley, who always runs up first.



When I bought these boys I did not distinguish between… Continue

Added by Adrienne on September 9, 2010 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments


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